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May 25, 2012 09:56 AM

Best Carrot Cake in the mont/bux burbs?

I'm going to a 70th birthday party this weekend and I offered to either make or bring the honoree's favorite cake... carrot cake

I make a good carrot cake, but have so much other stuff to do this weekend, I'm willing to splurge on a REALLY good store bought cake

any ideas/suggestions for Montgomery/Bucks County area?

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  1. I recently had a carrot cupcake from a new bakery at the Creekside Farmer's Market in Elkins Park. The bakery doesn't have a storefront, but they do take orders and will do some delivery or meet somewhere. The cupcake was really delicious and I'm sure they would do a cake out of it.

    1. If you have a Whole Foods near you, I can recommend their carrot cake. I bought one last year at our Whole Foods (Fairmount) and everyone enjoyed it.

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      1. re: sylviag

        We've had several carrot cakes from WF and have always found them to be unexceptional and often dry.

      2. Zakes Cakes (Cafe). I haven't tried their CC cut I've heard it's good.

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        1. re: RitterSportRules

          I'll second Zake's for anything..
          However, I fondly remember my first slice of carrot cake ever at the Country Club Diner on Cottman Ave. around 1975 - you know, back in the days of wine and cheese parties, spinach dip in the hollowed out boule and Harvey Wallbangers. It was superb but unlike there anymore.

            1. re: teddybare

              Soon tabora will be open in Lansdale. That will be so convenient. I've been eagerly watching their progress next to the kugel ball.

              1. re: teddybare

                Wound up getting one from Tabora Farms, it was fantastic. I stopped at WF and they had no carrot cake, so as a "just in case" I got the strawberry cake with whipped cream... wow, that was really good too (both cakes went in a flash!)
                Thank you for your suggestions!

                1. re: cgarner

                  Tabora has the best bakery including GF. If you liked the carrot cake, try the chocolate devils food! Their breads are to die for!